PBS NewsHour Weekend
A summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast contains original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Anchored by Hari Sreenivasan.
PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts
Dutch Deradicalization (Episode #496H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
DUTCH DERADICALIZATION: How cities in the Netherlands are trying to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS
The recent ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have focused attention on the threat of radicalized "foreign fighters" returning home to Europe after taking up arms with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Some European countries are increasing efforts by religious leaders, community organizations and law enforcement to prevent radicalization in the first place. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the Netherlands' efforts to stop Muslim youth from joining ISIS.
- KQED World: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
Rural Attorney Shortage (Episode #495H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
RURAL ATTORNEY SHORTAGE: South Dakota launches program to lure lawyers to sparsely populated towns
As new law school graduates struggle to find full time jobs and as states cope with a decline in lawyers in rural parts of their states, South Dakota is running a program to entice attorneys to live and work in its rural areas. The program is the first of its kind in the US and pays attorneys $12,500 annual stipends to work in a rural community, as long as they agree to stay for 5 years. With funding from the state legislature, the program has filled its 16 slots and has authorized 16 more. Christopher Booker reports.
- KQED World: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, May 28, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
Syrian Refugees (Episode #494H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
SYRIAN REFUGEES IN LEBANON: How the tiny country is coping with more than a million people escaping a 5-year civil war
Syria's 5-year-long civil war has killed more than 400,000 people and displaced 11 million more, 5 million of whom have become refugees. But as people flee the smoldering humanitarian crisis to places like Europe, Turkey and Jordan, tiny Lebanon now holds the distinction of hosting the most refugees per capita of any country in the world. Syria's southern neighbor has absorbed more than a million refugees in the past few years, who now make up about 20% of the country's populace. Christopher Livesay reports on how Lebanon is coping with so many refugees and how one charity project is trying to help the refugees find a better life elsewhere.
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Biobanking (Episode #493H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
THE ETHICS OF BIOBANKING: A growing business model raises concerns about privacy
Biobanks hold human blood, urine and tissue samples that researchers use to analyze DNA in order to form new diagnostic tests and personalized medicines. But the business raises ethical, privacy and payment questions. These concerns are playing out in one North Carolina town, where more than 10,000 residents have donated their DNA to a research institute deigned with the ambition of changing modern medical treatment and prolonging human life. Did residents really understand what they gave up for $10 gift cards when they signed the consent forms? John Larson reports.
- KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Night Mayors (Episode #492H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
NIGHT MAYORS: The Netherlands install mayors to keep nightlife smooth, safe and profitable
The Netherlands is at the leading edge of a trend in Europe - electing or appointing "night mayors" to act as liaisons between leaders, businesses, citizens and tourists navigating the celebrated nightlife of cities like Amsterdam, Berlin and Zurich. Feargus O'Sullivan, in collaboration with Atlantic magazine's "City Lab," looks at the concept and how it works.
CHICAGO'S BLACK FLIGHT: Violence is driving thousands out of the Windy City
The spike in gun violence in Chicago is changing the composition of the nation's third most populous city, traditionally one-third white, one-third Black, and one-third Hispanic. About 20% of Chicago's African-American populace has left the city during the last 15 years, with many saying they are escaping the persistent gun violence. The exodus of so many middle class Black families is now hurting the city's tax base. WTTW's Brandis Friedman reports.
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Puerto Rico's Garbage Problem (Episode #491H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
PUERTO RICO'S GARBAGE PROBLEM: Raw sewage flowing into homes is a reality for thousands living in a section of the US territory
Puerto Rico's dual crises - of debt and Zika - weigh on another problem in the US territory - trash. The island simply does not have enough working landfills. In one area of San Juan, communities discharge raw sewage and garbage directly into the Martin Pena Channel, raising health concerns. When it rains, polluted water from the channel sometimes floods into the homes of thousands of people, increasing fears of spreading the mosquito-born Zika virus that has infected hundreds on the island. At a time when Puerto Rico is struggling under a mountain of debt, the cash-strapped government is looking to Congress to help build adequate sewer systems. Ivette Feliciano reports.
- KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Hamilton's Edification (Episode #490H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
HAMILTON'S EDIFICATION: The producers of Broadway's biggest musical are giving thousands of high school students a chance to see the show, while encouraging engagement with American history
Starting this spring, 20,000 public high school students from low-income neighborhoods in New York City are getting an opportunity to see "Hamilton," nominated this week for a record 16 Tony Awards, including best musical. Before the performance the show's creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, a former 7th grade teacher, and the rest of the cast personally engage with the students and listen to their homespun Hamilton-like, hip-hop versions of Colonial times. The theater visit follows classroom studies aiming to use the musical to encourage creativity and better engagement with American history. Saskia de Melker reports on this innovative collaboration inspiring inner-city youth.
- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Operation Peacemaker (Episode #489H)
KQED 9: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
OPERATION PEACEMAKER: A government program pays former criminals and at-risk youth to stay out of trouble and turn their lives around.
A local government-run program in Richmond, CA, pays some young men up to $1000 a month for as long as 9 months if they achieve personal goals and stay out of trouble. The program targets some of the most dangerous people on the street, suspected, or previously convicted, of committing gun crimes. Those taking part also receive 1-on-1 counseling, job opportunities and mentoring. Yet as other cities like Oakland and Washington, DC consider replicating the program, some critics say paying former criminals to reduce gun violence is the wrong approach. Correspondent Megan Thompson takes a look.
- KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
New Orleans Public Defenders (Episode #488H)
KQED 9: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC DEFENDERS: Budget shortages have led to longer jail time for poor detainees
Amidst a prodigious state budget shortfall caused by the sinking fortunes of the oil and gas industry, Louisiana has underfunded its Constitutionally-guaranteed public defenders for the indigent. The shortage is causing severe delays in court cases statewide, resulting in many pretrial detainees being jailed longer. In New Orleans, where the number of public defenders has shrunk by half, John Larson reports on how this predicament is playing out.
- KQED World: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, May 1, 2016 -- 5:30 PM